Created Special

Daily Devotional: Day 110

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth” (Genesis 1:26, NKJV).

From Genesis 1:3 the Bible begins to tell us about the order in which God created the world. God created in six (6) days, starting with the creation of light and finishing with the creation of man. We can observe an interesting difference between the first five days of creation and the sixth day. During the first five (5) days, God creates by commanding things into existence. But on the sixth day, when it came to the creation of man, God did not command, “Let there be man. . .” This brings us to today’s Scripture reading. Look at the Scripture again.

When it was time to create man, God called for a special ‘council,’ so to speak. He said, “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness.” There was a personalloving and deliberate decision to create us. This means we are special and dear to the Father. It also means we are not the product of evolution or some random set of meaningless, impersonal events.

You are made by a loving Creator, who took time to fashion you and put together your beautifully complex human structure, and He gave you the ability to love and be loved. You are made in the image and likeness of God Himself. Do you realize what this means?

You are God-like.

When God looks at you, He sees His own image and likeness in you. If you remembered this truth every moment of your life, how amazing your life would be! You would live differently. You wouldn’t get depressed when your ‘friends’ don’t accept you. You wouldn’t give in to worries and anxieties. You wouldn’t live in fear. You wouldn’t even live in sin. In fact, you wouldn’t sin against your neighbor in whom is the same image and likeness of God. When you remember your origin, your calling and your destiny, it changes how you approach life; it also changes the moral choices you make and how you serve God. It would make you worship the Father with burning reverence, gratitude and holiness. God made you special, so live the special life. Amen.

Pray to the Father about what you’ve heard today. And may He answer your prayers.

For further study: Romans 1:18-22

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